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Google Compute Engine goes GA

by Lydia Leong  |  December 3, 2013

Google Compute Engine (GCE) -- Google's cloud IaaS offering -- is now in general availability, an announcement accompanied by a 10% price drop, new persistent disk (which should now pretty...

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CenturyLink (Savvis) acquires Tier 3

by Lydia Leong  |  November 19, 2013

If you're an investment banker or a vendor, and you've asked me in the last year, "Who should we buy?", I've often pointed at enStratius (bought by Dell), ServiceMesh (bought...

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IBM buys SoftLayer

by Lydia Leong  |  June 4, 2013

It's been a hot couple of weeks in the cloud infrastructure as a service space. Microsoft's Azure IaaS (persistent VMs) came out of beta, Google Compute Engine went into public...

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VMware joins the cloud wars with vCloud Hybrid Service

by Lydia Leong  |  May 21, 2013

Although this has been long-rumored, and then was formally mentioned in VMware's recent investor day, VMware has only just formally announced the vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS), which is VMware's foray...

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Dell withdraws from the public cloud IaaS market

by Lydia Leong  |  May 20, 2013

Today, not long after its recent acquisition of Enstratius, Dell announced a withdrawal from the public cloud IaaS market. This removes Dell's current VMware-based, vCloud Datacenter Service from the market;...

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Akamai buys Cotendo

by Lydia Leong  |  December 23, 2011

Akamai is acquiring Cotendo for a purchase price of $268 million, somewhat under the rumored $300 million that had been previously reported in the Israeli press. To judge from the...

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Riverbed acquires Zeus and Aptimize

by Lydia Leong  |  August 8, 2011

(This is part of a series of "catch-up" posts of announcements that I've wanted to comment on but didn't previously find time to blog about.) Riverbed made two interesting acquisitions...

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New gTLDs require a business case

by Lydia Leong  |  July 23, 2011

Recently, I've been deluged with client inquiries about the new gTLDs that ICANN finally approved last month. (That's three years after they first accepted the gTLD stakeholder recommendation, and two...

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Akamai and Riverbed partner on SaaS delivery

by Lydia Leong  |  May 15, 2011

Akamai and Riverbed have signed a significant partnership deal to jointly develop solutions that combine Internet acceleration with WAN optimization. The two companies will be incorporating each other's technologies into...

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Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk

by Lydia Leong  |  January 24, 2011

Amazon recently released a new offering called the Elastic Beanstalk. At its heart, it is a simplified interface to EC2 and its ancillary services (load-balancing, auto-scaling, and monitoring integrated with...

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